About Us

Decatur Athletic Club began as a six court tennis club in 1972. Owner Bob O’Connell, a tennis enthusiast himself, purchased the Club and is still the owner today. The Club has grown to become a leader in the upscale tennis and fitness Club industry in central Illinois. Tennis is a competitive sport for Decatur in Central Illinois; we’ve been the area’s premier tennis Club since 1972. Our Club continues to offer world-class indoor and outdoor tennis instruction with Pros, Chuck Kuhle and Cory Sandgren.

We aren’t just a Tennis center—the Club has grown to meet the needs of our members. We are a full fitness facility for people of every age and fitness level.

Swimming and Water Fitness

The Club has two swimming pools, both located on site. A warm water indoor pool at Kids-N-Fitness and the club pool, which is available year-round. The pool is covered with a “bubble” through the cooler months and available for fitness and free family swim during the summer months. Lap swimming is always available during our open hours—two lanes are roped for lap swimming. We offer splash cardio, bogafit, swim lessons and even mermaid lessons. Check out our pool page for more detailed information.

A Complete Fitness Experience in Decatur, Illinois

Whether you are here to get fit, decompress, release stress, rehab or relax, you’ll discover a complete fitness experience. Memberships include several class options from yoga, athletic dance step and weight lifting.  Our personal trainers are certified, approachable, and motivational, giving our members access to specifics, tips, and the guidance needed to succeed in their fitness and weight-loss goals. We offer personal and small group training, giving our members several options for their workouts. The interests of our members always come first, and our training circuits are designed to help them achieve their fitness goals.

Cardio, Circuit and Group Classes

We offer a wide variety of classes, assisting our members in meeting their cardiovascular and fitness goals. We offer classes that accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, ensuring that we have something for everyone. You will find we are adding new classes and fitness experiences to our list, almost daily! Watch our online calendar for dates times and classes.

Offering State-of-the-art Fitness Equipment

The team at DAC takes pride in our ability to offer members an exceptional workout experience from start to finish, to simply feel better. In addition to specialized equipment, heart-moving programs, and knowledgeable instructors, we offer accommodating locker rooms and an on-site childcare. It is a spacious facility featuring the most current and state-of-the-art equipment.




Personal Trainers

Meet The Team!

Whether you are looking to reach specific weight or fitness goals, or are just looking for a few new routines for your workout, the staff at Decatur Athletic Club are ready and qualified to assist you.

Bob O'Connell

Bob O'Connell


Chuck Kuhle

Chuck Kuhle

General Manager/Director of Tennis/USPTA Master Professional


Cynda Roberson

Cynda Roberson

Group Exercise Director


Cory Sandgren

Cory Sandgren

USPTA Elite Pro


Cheri Farrell

Cheri Farrell

Youth Director


Shelli Reinhardt

Shelli Reinhardt

Fitness Director


Stacy Terneus

Stacy Terneus

Office Manager


Lauren Nesbitt

Marketing & Membership Director

Latest News

April 2018 Newsletter

  Learn more about current happenings at the Decatur Athletic Club in our April 2018 Newsletter. Download...

March 2018 Newsletter

Learn more about current happenings at the Decatur Athletic Club in our March 2018 Newsletter. Download...

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